Treasure Island

Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Tribute to the Men and Women in Blue


Patrolling the streets every night and day
Protecting our livelihood come whatever may
Flying an airplane or even riding in a boat
Throwing a life jacket to keep someone afloat

Sirens can be heard ringing loud and clear
Everybody knows that a fire is burning near
Climbing a ladder to put out the fiery flames
Searching the buildings and calling out names

Responding to calls with all of your might
Walkie Talkies never leaving your sight
Safeguarding our homes and our loved ones too
All hail to the brave men and women in blue

Tireless and unwavering in all that you do
Worthy of your calling and lots of honor too
Leaving your loved ones in the time of trouble
When disaster strikes sifting through the rubble

To all the great men and women in blue
Words can never express our love for you
So very tried and true many thanks to all
Responding to our needs and to our every call

Submitted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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  • Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 10:18:00 AM)

    ...a beautiful tribute to those who save other's lives............wonderful write... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/9/2013 1:00:00 PM)

    Beautiful Tribute to the Men and Women in Blue..They save the lives of other, endangering their lives too. When Their beloved ones too require them during troubled time, they cannot be with them..Their duty comes first..
    Beautiful poem. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/18/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    In fact men and women or we made to save the characteristic behaviour of us to save A Xavier A snake to bite, scorpion to sting dog to bark and bite and we...not known yet.....but qualities you depicted greatness and Glory to be Lord (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (8/14/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    Good poem, thank you for share! Yes indeed those who save other people by walking their life on death grunds must need great love to go on. I suppose it feels good when they can save or help, but the horrors of what their eyes have seen the otherwise must be very shaky, maybe hardest thing to cope with. I am also sending my love in the direction of the men and women who save and help the lives of others. Thank you for reminding me. (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (8/11/2013 9:49:00 PM)

    not all uniforms may be blue, but their tireless efforts reach out to you, from a police officer to the firefighters, to the military, to the forest rangers, are always there to help us when in danger, (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/11/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    You write it with very careful line to put so the rhymes and continuity run with beauty! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/9/2013 12:30:00 AM)

    Recently in many parts of Kerala, (India) where we live, we had a great flood and landslide in which many were killed. But the rescue operators and fire squad ran to the rescue of many. Their relentless and adventurous efforts, forgetting their own lives brought things under control and many people were dugged out and brought back to life from the slushy, slimy soil! The great service they render is often taken for granted! Your tribute to these valiant people is to be appreciated much! A great write Patricia! ! I invite you to read my poem.... Amid All Cares! It was inspired by the recent suffering of people, I directly witnessed! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (8/8/2013 12:52:00 PM)

    A wonderful tribute Pat.I can simply say it's fabulous! Really.You deserve 10++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (8/8/2013 5:10:00 AM)

    Wonderful expression on what you and many think in thanks to the boys and girls in blue, A hard a dangerous job
    job fighting crime many have lost their lives in their daily job...Good on you for the tribute...regards (Report) Reply

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